We will... create a world-class university by attracting and retaining world-class people, commit to bringing diversity to science and technology, forge lifelong partnerships between the Institute and its alumni, contribute to the vitality of the region, and practice good global citizenship.
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World-class people create world-class universities. The Rensselaer Plan makes it clear that appropriate programs and procedures must be implemented to ensure that the best students, faculty, and staff are recruited, and, once they are here, that they are empowered to succeed.
One of the most telling changes was the elevation of the human resources function to division level with its own vice president. Curtis Powell, formerly corporate director for human resources at Suburban Hospital Healthcare System in Bethesda, Md., assumed the position of vice president on July 1, 2000. Since then, several initiatives have been undertaken to make Rensselaer the employer of choice among faculty and staff by developing uniform policies and approaches to critical human resource activities. The division initiated development of Performance Management Tools, redefinition of positions and rebaselining of salaries has begun, and development of career ladders for staff has been initiated. Salary adjustments for environmental specialists and administrative and clerical staff have been made and a new hiring protocol for faculty and staff implemented.
Likewise, responsibility for student recruitment was redefined and realigned. Teresa Duffy, formerly dean of undergraduate admissions, is now dean of enrollment management with responsibility for undergraduate, graduate, and distance admissions reporting to the provost.
Efforts to increase intellectual, geographic, ethnic, and gender diversity are being pursued in every office and department of the university, with particular effort being directed at establishing alliances with historically minority institutions and expanding pipeline programs that provide access for women and underrepresented minority students.
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